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Thursday - October 09, 2008

From: Orlando, FL
Region: Southeast
Topic: Trees
Title: Nut tree for Florida
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Hi! I would like to plant a nut tree in Orlando, FL. What would you recommend?

ANSWER:

Here are nut trees that grow in Orange County, Florida:

Carya glabra, pignut hickory

Carya floridana, scrub hickory and more information and a photo

Carya illinoinensis (pecan)

Castanea pumila (chinkapin) and more information and photos

Carya alba (mockernut hickory) grows in the nearby counties of Volusia and Sumter, but is not recorded by the USDA Plants Database as occurring in Orange County.

Here is a link to Florida Native Plant Society's  "Natives to Grow in ORANGE County" in case you are interested in other plants that are native to your area.


Carya illinoinensis

Carya illinoinensis

Castanea pumila

Carya alba

 

 

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